Day 224 - So Mad!
Hey! You! Yeah! You! Ever find yourself mad for no reason? Or at least no reason that seems apparent. Sometimes emotions just build up like volcanic activity. One day, the volcano lets off steam and the top comes off. Frankly, I am firmly in the camp of trying not to put anger out in the universe. However, we get cut off in traffic, someone wrongs us or we don't get the last donut at breakfast and BOOM! We loose our temper at the world. What do we do when negative feelings bubble up inside and are ready to burst?
Today I Googled "What to do when you are angry?" and I found this on Life Hack "20 Things to Do When You Feel Extremely Angry" and it was helpful and enlightening. Someone once told me that anger is like a storm. It will come raging in with fierce lightening, ear splitting thunder and powerful winds. These storms can be disruptive or destructive. They can either shuffle things around a bit or cause damage beyond repair. If you are bringing the storm, make sure which outcome you intend. The storm always leaves but the remnants remain.
Today's project is to create a 5 point check list to have on hand when you are angry. Use the Life Hack link above and pick five ways to deal with negative emotions. What will be on your list to work through the anger? Can empathy provide perspective? How can you use the anger to find the good in the situation?
I'm go for a walk and cool my jets. Until tomorrow angry birds!